Yesterday, I wrote out a list of the questions that I’ve been asking myself. I thought it might be beneficial to dive a little deeper into each one, so we can see the thinking behind them. The questions we ask ourselves are important. They express how we are framing of the challenges we see. Understanding the goal of a particular question will help us ask better questions, and be extension, get better answers.
What have I taken on?
With everything shifting so quickly, I recognized that my responsibilities shifted as well. Instead of the normal organizational calendar at work, a new one with new priorities had suddenly been thrust upon me. Instead of a stable performance schedule, I was now back to the drawing board for at least a month or two.
When I ask myself this question, “What have I taken on?” I’m trying to get to the new list of priorities, the new list of top responsibilities, and drill down to the new list of daily tasks.
My daily habits from days past may fight me. However, if I can recognize that I’ve already taken on these new priorities, and give words to them, maybe I can adapt more quickly.
What have you taken on?